Terps top West Virginia, 4-2, for 9th baseball win in row
Maryland held West Virginia scoreless over the final six innings and earned a 4-2 victory over the visiting Mountaineers (27-21) on Tuesday to extend its season-long baseball winning streak to nine games. The Terps improved to 34-19, matching the school record for wins set in 2002. The Terps tied the game at 2 on a fourth-inning single by Kevin Martir, and a safety squeeze two batters later by LaMonte Wade (St. Paul) scored the eventual winning run. Reliever Bobby Ruse (C. Milton Wright) gave up one hit over 21/3 scoreless innings to earn his seventh win. Ben Brewster (Park) then struck out three of the six batters he faced and turned it over in the ninth to Jake Stinnett, who earned his first save of the season in his final appearance at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium. Maryland will have the weekend off before beginning play at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Tuesday or next Wednesday.
More baseball: UMBC (16-27) had nine hits and took advantage of eight walks and two errors in its home finale to earn an 8-5 win against Georgetown (19-29).
Men's basketball: Baltimore City Community College sophomore guard Xavier Richards signed to play at Tennessee State. Richards averaged 19.2 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Panthers and earned Most Valuable Player awards in helping them win the MD JUCO and Region XX championship games.
Women's basketball: Ece Yurdakul has signed a national letter of intent to play for Towson starting next season. Yurdakul, a 5-foot-7 combo guard, attended Freedom Christian Academy in Fayetteville, N.C. Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, she was a member of the junior division of Turkey's Galatasaray Club.
Women's volleyball: St. Mary's Maryland coach Rose Burke resigned after one year to accept the coaching job at NCAA Division II Virginia State. The Seahawks finished 18-10 overall and 3-5 in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Johns Hopkins: The school announced the following award winners: Armand Jenifer, football, C. Gardner Mallonee Award for the male senior who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics; Taylor D'Amore, women's lacrosse, Catherine P. Cramer Award for the female senior who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics; John Arena, football, Dr. William Howard Award for the senior who has excelled as a scholar and athlete; Taylor Kitayama, women's swimming, Robert H. Scott Award for the senior who has shown excellence in athletics, scholarship, and extracurricular participation; Shaefer Whiteaker, game operations, Larry Goldfarb Award for a senior with outstanding service to the athletics program; Sammy Cermack, women's lacrosse, Blue Jays Unlimited Award, for the varsity athlete who most exemplifies the spirit of Blue Jays Unlimited; and Alan Fish, vice president of facilities and real estate, Homer Schwartz Award for a nonstudent for outstanding service to the athletics program.
Aberdeen IronBirds will hold IronFest Saturday
The Aberdeen IronBirds, an Orioles affiliate in the short-season Single-A New York-Penn League, will hold IronFest on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Single-game tickets go on sale Saturday at 9 a.m. For information, go to aberdeenironbirds.com.
Varsity boys tennis: Gilman 5, St. Paul's 0: Gilman (11-2) beat St. Paul's, 5-0, to advance to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference finals. Garrett Weinstein won, 6-0, 6-0, over Ryan Gennari in No. 1 singles to get the Greyhounds started. Gilman will host Mount St. Joseph, a 4-1 winner over Loyola, on Thursday at 2:45 p.m.
NHL: The Washington Capitals extended their affiliation agreement with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League through the 2014-15 season. ... Washington signed forward Garrett Mitchell to a one-year, two-way contract. Mitchell, 22, had two assists and 44 penalty minutes in 17 games with Hershey in 2013-14.